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Astorite

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Colour:
pink, whitish pink
Name:
Named for John Jacob Astor, a previous owner of the mine the material comes from.
Trade name for a rhodonite-rich rock from the Toltec Mine, southwestern Colorado

Classification of Astorite

Explanation of status:
trade name
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Physical Properties of Astorite

Colour:
pink, whitish pink

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Astorite

Reference List:
Laurs, B. (2007):"Gem News International 2007": Gems & Gemology 43(2),162-183.

Internet Links for Astorite

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